With the recent premiere of 'Bravest Warriors' Season Two, more eyes than ever are tuned in to the web series, and hopefully that means more people to buy this always amusing spin-off comic which is quickly becoming one of my favorite casual reads on the shelf. In this issue, the Bravest Warriors take a break from the constant punching and thwacking of evil to discuss the origins of their individual animal-themed weapons, from childhood dysfunction to vision quests. Eric M. Esquivel brings the trippy humor in full force this issue, one of the best standalone stories of the series. It brings a smile to my face and the creativity delivers a lot of gentle surprise. Artists Mike Holmes and Lisa Moore keep up the great work they've been doing, and Ryan Pequin's short caboose story is an amusing (and gross) diversion.
I'm hoping with 'Bravest Warriors' increased profile will contribute to more people giving this comic a chance and not assuming that it's a cheap commercial cash in. I can't speak for the rest of the Boom! Line, but their Kaboom! Children's imprint has been putting out some charming content, with 'Bravest Warriors' being one of the finer examples. Do yourself a favor and get a copy of this comic in the hands of one of your infinite incarnations, your multiverse selves will thank you.
Writer: Eric M. Esquivel Artist: Mike Holmes Publisher: Boom and KaBoom Price: $3.99 Release Date: 10/23/13